Office of Mayor Kate Gallego​





Mayor Gallego Breaks Ground on New K-9 Facility https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/mayors-office/1470Mayor's Office8/25/2020 9:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1470/Groundbreaking.jpgMayor Gallego Breaks Ground on New K-9 Facility <div class="ExternalClass3DD2A56B32DD4EE0AE398547C5B40D2F"><html> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start">​</span>The Phoenix Police Department broke ground on a new K-9 facility and Mayor Kate Gallego was proud to be there. Brycon Construction is partnering with the City of Phoenix to build a new enclosed, climate-controlled kennel which will have an outdoor dog run and splash pad, made possible by a consortium of donors. The Phoenix K-9 Unit began 42 years ago, supported by federal grants that allowed Phoenix PD to acquire two narcotic detention dogs and, a year later, two explosives detection dogs. Today the Phoenix Police Department has the largest K-9 Unit in the state with 17 dual-purpose canines. “This is an exciting project for the Phoenix Police Department and there could not be a better place than Phoenix to build a climate-controlled kennel with a splash pad. Our K-9s will be thrilled," said Mayor Kate Gallego. ​<br><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br><img src="/mayorsite/MediaAssets/K-9.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:502px;" /><br><br><img src="/mayorsite/MediaAssets/Bane%20Memorial.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:502px;" /><br></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/mayorNewsmayors-office
Mayor Gallego Announces New Appointmentshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/mayors-office/1469Mayor's Office8/25/2020 7:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1469/Newsroom_Mayor_Statement.jpgMayor Gallego Announces New Appointments<div class="ExternalClass9AC8D0C1456A4AC68EF1E471521F8EAC"><html> <p>Mayor Kate Gallego has announced three new staff appointments: Clark Princell has joined the office as Deputy Chief of Staff; Valerie Churchwell as Senior Policy Advisor; and Jeanine L'Ecuyer as Director of Communications. </p> <p>Clark Princell was promoted from within the ranks of Phoenix city government, having most recently served as a government relations manager. His broad background and deep policy expertise includes time spent at the state and federal level engaging in policy development, advocacy and management of legislative issues.</p> <p>Valerie Churchwell is another city veteran who joins the Mayor's Office from the Aviation Department where she was Special Services/Small Business Engagement Manager. During her eight years on the job she developed and delivered unique programs to enable small business growth and enhance inclusion of small, minority and disadvantaged businesses. Prior to her time at the city, Churchwell accumulated vast experience in the private and nonprofit business sectors.</p> <p>Jeanine L'Ecuyer is a communications expert who founded and ran her own company, L'Ecuyer Communications. She served as Deputy Chief of Staff/Communications for the Office of the Governor of Arizona and has held leadership roles in a range of nonprofit and private organizations. L'Ecuyer spent 20 years in the business of television news as a reporter, producer, executive producer and news director.</p> <p>“These experienced leaders bring even more depth to our team," said Mayor Kate Gallego. “Each will be a tremendous asset as we continue innovate and advocate on behalf of the people we serve." ​<br> <br> <br> </p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/mayorNewsmayors-office
Statement from Mayor Gallego Regarding the Passing of Ronnie Lopezhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/mayors-office/1467Mayor's Office8/24/2020 6:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1467/Newsroom_Mayor_Statement.jpgStatement from Mayor Gallego Regarding the Passing of Ronnie Lopez<div class="ExternalClass32CC3C3E3CCE456980FE1479DBA27814"><html> <p>​<strong style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:</strong></p> <p>August 24, 2020</p> <p>​ <br></p> <p style="text-align:center;"> <strong>STATEMENT FROM MAYOR KATE GALLEGO REGARDING THE PASSING OF RONNIE LOPEZ</strong> </p> <p> </p> <p>PHOENIX - “Ronnie Lopez was a community leader of the best kind. Not only was he a giant in the Latino community but he loved Arizona and he loved Phoenix with all his heart. No matter the campaign or issue, we shared a deep mutual respect and always found ways to work together. Ronnie was a mentor to many and that, along with his family, will be his greatest legacy: the hundreds of young men and women who have learned, by listening to his advice and following his extraordinary example, how to make our communities better. My heart goes out to his wife, Angie, his son, Marcos and all the family and friends he leaves behind. I, too, will miss him." </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p style="text-align:center;">##<br></p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/mayorNewsmayors-office
Mayor Kate Gallego Visits Local Business, Tortas Paquimehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/mayors-office/1466Mayor's Office8/21/2020 7:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1466/Group Photo.jpgMayor Kate Gallego Visits Local Business, Tortas Paquime<div class="ExternalClassD77F05F4083740C2909984B8331C5CB2"><html> <p>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;">Mayor Kate Gallego met this week with Monica Villalobos, CEO of the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (AZHCC) and Omar Alvarez, AZHCC member and owner of the local restaurant, Tortas Paquime. Mr. Alvarez shared his pride in the history of his business, why he chose Phoenix, and even included stories from his staff on what makes Tortas Paquime a great place to work. All three discussed the challenges that businesses – particularly, small, local businesses – have faced throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and the ways they have had to adapt and change their day to day operations. Mayor Gallego was pleased to donate 2,000 disposable masks to Tortas Paquime. </span>​​<br><br></p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/mayorNewsmayors-office
Mayor Gallego Statement on Presidential Rally in Phoenixhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/mayors-office/1359Mayor's Office6/22/2020 8:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1359/Newsroom_Mayor_Statement.jpgMayor Gallego Statement on Presidential Rally in Phoenix<div class="ExternalClass20E489B4A5A24537B9C8E56EF028D093"><html> <p>​</p> <p> <span style="font-size:17.3333px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">PHOENIX- Tomorrow, the President will be hosting a campaign rally at a private church in North Phoenix. The event was not sanctioned or permitted by the City of Phoenix, as the city does not permit political events. Furthermore, it does not abide by current CDC guidelines during COVID-19. </span> </p> <p> <br></p> <p> <span style="font-size:17.3333px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">While I do not believe an event of this magnitude can be held safely, particularly as Arizona sees rising COVID cases, the President has decided to continue with this rally.  </span> </p> <p> </p> <p> <span style="font-size:17.3333px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">City officials have contacted both the church and presidential campaign staff to alert them to the city's masking policy. The goal of this policy is not to hand out citations but to educate the public on the virus and its transmission. That is why we have started a robust public outreach campaign focused on education. The city has not changed this enforcement policy for tomorrow's event.  The church has indicated that they will be handing out masks to eventgoers and taking temperatures upon check-in.</span> </p> <p> </p> <p> <span style="font-size:17.3333px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">We've seen tremendous compliance with the mask ordinance that went into effect this weekend. Everyone attending tomorrow's event, particularly any elected official, should set an example to residents by wearing a mask. This includes the President. </span> </p> <p> </p> <p> <span style="font-size:17.3333px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">Public health is a group effort, not a partisan issue. It requires the participation of every resident and level of government. </span> </p> <p style="text-align:center;"> </p> <p style="text-align:center;"> <span style="font-size:17.3333px;font-family:"Segoe UI", Segoe, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">-30-​​</span> <br> </p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/mayorNewsmayors-office

Get to Know Mayor Gallego 

Mayor Kate Gallego is the second elected female Mayor in Phoenix history and the youngest big city Mayor in the United States. She graduated from Harvard University and earned an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Before being elected to Phoenix City Council, Mayor Gallego worked on Economic Development for local utility company, Salt River Project. 

Mayor Gallego has focused on three key policy areas during her time in office: diversifying the economy, strengthening infrastructure investment, and working to make Phoenix a leader in sustainability. Her record of proven results includes leading the campaign to pass Phoenix's citywide transportation plan through 2050, which was the largest local government commitment to transportation infrastructure in the country when it passed in 2015.  She has led efforts on criminal justice reform and ensuring equal pay for equal work. Mayor Gallego is passionate about building a Phoenix that works for everyone and increasing the quality of life for all Phoenicians.

Phoenix is the fifth largest city in the United States and is currently the fastest growing city in the country.